3125-inch sawkerf), the two-sided cants were processed through a gang resaw (0.
The proportional volume of cants decreased as log diameter increased.
Grade two cants had 16 percent to 30 percent unsound wood and a 77 percent pallet part yield, and grade three cants had over 30 percent unsound wood and a 47 percent pallet part yield.
Curve sawing is a sawing process that incorporates gang-saw technology to allow logs or two-sided cants with sweep to be cut along the natural line of curvature.
The purpose of this study was to compare lumber, cant, and pallet part yield from both straight sawing and curve sawing two-sided, 6- and 8-inch-thick cants from small-diameter hardwood sawlogs with sweep.
Painting the ends of the logs permitted the matching and tracking of lumber, cants, and pallet parts sawn from logs in each sweep scale deduction group.
Hardwood cants were graded by determining both the presence and extent of internal or volumetric defects such as heart rot, decay, wane, insect holes, shake, and splits.
Each graded stack of cants was sawn into pallet parts separately.
A similar ultrasound system could be possible to grade, sort, and cull pallet cants.
A crew of four people, working in groups of two, randomly selected and measured individual cants as they came off the green chain.
The number of boards obtained from the cants varied according to the diameter of the pile sections.
The pile sections and octagonal cants obtained from selected sections were laid on the ground and tested in the longitudinal direction.